Pangong Lake is also known as Pangong Tso Lake is an endorheic Lake located in the beautiful mountains of Himalayas and is 134 km long, stretching from India to China. Pangong Tso Lake is located at an altitude of 4350 m and is one of the greatest Tourist attractions of the country. The beauty and fascination of this Lake has attracted people from all over the country and beyond. The Lake is said to be in the process of being identified as a wetlands with international significance under the Ramsar Convention and if everything goes as expected then the Pangong Tso Lake will be the first in South Asia to become wet across borders and it is also under this Convention.
One factor that makes this Lake so popular is the fact that it is constantly changing colors. Located in the Himalayas it is about 140 km from Leh in Jammu and Kashmir. The name of Pangong Lake gets from the Tibetan Word Banggong Co which means a narrow lake and was blown away. And now you know that the Lake has got its name is entitled. You will know when you are visiting the picturesque Pangong Lake. You will be enchanted by the charm. And because the long stretch of Lake, a third of the area of the Lake is located in our country and the third part is located the other two with Tibet and is controlled by the Chinese.
Where To Stay In Pangong Tso Lake
If you are looking for accommodation in a place close to the Lake, then a tent is the only option that you can consider. As mentioned previously, Camping is allowed on the lake shore. The area has a fairly limited options to live in and even in the surrounding area. You can also see the Lukung-they offer a decent camping options with the Eco Hut. Else, you can also see accommodation in Spangmik; This standard of hotel accommodation and with only basic facilities. And if you have the skills to bond with locals, then you will be surprised to know that the local population offers. The only thing that may be a bit uncomfortable to some is the fact that shared toilet and some outside the home.
In addition, you can also consider some of the options in the village of Tangtse located at Leh. The village is located about 34 km from Pangong Lake. From budget to mid-range Hotels, there are plenty of accommodation options that you can find in the Tangtse.
Hotel Pangong residencies (094192 43495, fare-Rs 2800 onwards) is one of the best accommodation options that you can consider. Pangong residency has an ideal mix of modern architecture as well as locally. Located in the village of Tangtse, reasons why many tourists prefer this hotel was not only to facilities but also to Pangong Lake. Quiet environment and beautiful landscapes-landscape makes your stay in the hotel unforgettable. This is the ideal place if you want to spend time in the midst of lush greenery and tranquil environment. The staff was very forthcoming and they make sure you stay with them is one that is comfortable. The interesting part about it is that they provide medical assistance ranging from cylinders of oxygen and doctor on call. From here you can explore and interact with the locals. You never know you might as well be treated to a traditional Ladakhi food.